It seems Donald Sutherland really REALLY wanted to be in The Hunger Games movie. Entertainment Weekly’s Inside Movies blog is reporting that the acting great wrote to director Gary Ross to let him know why he thought he belonged in the cast and especially why he should play President Snow.
Gary Ross is reported as saying:
”It was a long thoughtful analysis of the way power is wielded and why,” remembers Ross, “how it controls people and what the use of the Games were and how pernicious they were and the way that they were used as an instrument of political control.”
“It was so eloquent and brilliant,” continues Ross, “that it actually inspired me to write two extra scenes for him that I think are pivotal in the movie and that Suzanne really loves.”
So what are the extra scenes?
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!
In this first installment of the film trilogy, Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and Sutherland’s Snow really only have one scene together. But Ross says to prepare for a doozy. “It’s only when she’s crowned that they confront one another and it’s very electric.”